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CNF fee at Sugar Factory? Enlighten me.

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Happily, Nov 5, 2013.

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  1. Happily

    Happily High-Roller

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    I was looking into getting the Groupon for Sugar Factory, and the fine print says it does not cover "CNF fee". A quick search brought up a review that says you are charged and extra 3.5% on your bill as a "concessions fee" due to the restaurant being on a casino property. Anyone know what the heck this is about and if other restaurants charge it, too?
     
  2. bsnm

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    Bad economy stressing properties. Properties stress their renters with higher rents. Renters don't want to up menu prices and scare off potential customers so they steal a page from the hotels playbook. Don't up menu prices, add an additional nonsensical charge.

    The concessions fee is the restaurants version of the resort fee. You get nothing more than what a regular restaurant would have given you at normal price anyplace else but your in Vegas so they stick you. :vomit:

    It's advertising lower prices while actually having non-competitive prices.
     
  3. Tubbs

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    It's another BS fee. What really grates with me is that it is not advertised so it just appears as an extra charge on the bill. What stops a restaurant just adding 'XYZ fee' to the bill and expecting people to pay?

    I queried and then paid without much fuss as I was with Mrs T, who dislikes conflict. If I had been dining alone I would have refused to pay the unadvertised extra charge.
     
  4. kittyglitter_mm

    kittyglitter_mm Low-Roller

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    I'm pretty sure it states it on the menu. SeƱor Frogs does too. I agree it stinks.
     
  5. scottydoog

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    Very sneaky, especially when it is just tacked on the end of your bill!!

    What next? A "parking fee" when you go fill up with gas??? Yes sir we are 10c per gallon cheaper, however due to unforseen circumstances, we charge a $1 parking fee.....LOL
     
  6. Mitkraft

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    What's next, Vegas hookers charging a "handling" fee?
     
  7. LV_Bound

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    Is this a flat fee or a percentage of the bill?
    About how much is this fee?
     
  8. Happily

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    3.5% of the bill
     
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    That to me sounds like BS! Just another way to stick it to the consumer!
     
  10. oghuman

    oghuman High-Roller

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    I think this might screw the wait people. Most people tip on the base amount not the taxed amount. If they just raised the price of each item they would get the same amount and the wait staff benefit. An extra fee might annoy some people and they maybe just take it out on the wait staff's tip.
     
  11. Happily

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    I totally agree. A 20% tip is likely to be reduced by 3.5%.
     
  12. AlwaysVegas

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    Vegas really hates its customers apparently. Fee, fee, fee, fee, fee, fee.
     
  13. LV_Bound

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    Living in Florida there is always information in the news about Disney and they don't hesitate to increase their ticket prices.
    Even if they have an outstanding year, their thinking is that if they can increase prices and if it doesn't affect the number of people who visit than why not increase it more. The same thinking is happening in Vegas but they just try to be sneaky about it.

    Hate????? Oh no, Vegas loves us. How else are they going to make billions.
     
  14. YoungGun

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    I would actually prefer Vegas act like Disney and raise their prices than start making up new fees. This CNF fee is ridiculous as is the entertainment tax, although at least that one can be blamed on lawmakers.
     
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